Great post! Thank you for bringing the subject up, I think maybe your "rant" should be a "sticky"
I too have noticed a lot of bad or often just "ignorant" advice showing up on the board. It seems like there is also a lot of "this one is better than that one" out there. A 340 WBY shoots faster than a 338 win mag......... but that does not make the 340 "better", just faster. That kind of stuff is one thing I don't like..... just give the performance capabilities of each and let the user decide which better fits his needs, that is the one that is "better". That general example can be applied to everything..... scopes, mounts, barrels etc. Just give the facts..... based on what you "know" from real experience!
I'm gonna pick on you a little now though! We know you are busy (hurry up on my 338AM!
) but this site misses you when you are not around. You, Shawn Carlock, Goodgrouper, Buffalobob, eddybo and other of the "old timers" have either gone away or quit posting much. Kirby, when you or some of the other guys weigh in on a subject the "bickering" stops because of your known knowledge and expertise. So, I hope you will show up on the site more often......... but keep busy on my rifle!!!!!